In the News 16-22 August

Date 22.08.2019

A round-up of mentions of the University of Northampton, students, graduates and staff during the past week.

An academic collaboration was officially launched between the University of Northampton and Sindh Inter Universities’ Consortium (SIUC), creating opportunities for distant learning for law students in Pakistan. Vice Chancellor Nick Petford and Dean of Academic Partnerships Hastings McKenzie were in attendance and the story was reported in several Pakistan-based publications.

Rachel Garwood, Director of the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT), spoke to The Independent about ‘faux’ or vegan leather arguing that it is not more environmentally sustainable than traditional, animal based products. The article was also published by Yahoo! News and MSN (Philippines).

BBC Radio Northampton reported that the new ICLT centre at Waterside is due to open in mid-September.

Why can’t our councils recycle crisp packets or Post-It Notes? Our Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management Margaret Bates explained the mysteries behind local authority recycling to BBC Radio 5 Live listeners (starts 1h 54m).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, appeared on BBC 3 Counties Radio where she explained more about the possibility of an emergency government being formed to defeat a No Deal Brexit (starts 2h 4m).

Graduate Emily Pearson spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about her experiences of Clearing (starts 1h 16m).

Podiatry graduate Lucy Poore started working for a newly refurbished clinic in her home county of Cornwall within days of graduating, as reported in Northants Life.

Occupational Therapy graduate Chloe Holmes took a trip to Cambodia, volunteering for a month at an orphanage, an experience that gave her a fresh perspective on her profession and valuable new skills she is using in her new job. Her story featured in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, the Belfast News Letter and other local newspapers.

The University being a partner organisation in the Best of Both Worlds campaign – an initiative to attract and retain medical and nursing professionals to live and work in Northamptonshire – is mentioned in an article about a forthcoming careers day at Northampton General Hospital.